This section of the exhibition features a number of abstract and semi-abstract works. The only sculpture in this space is by Iraqi artist Ismail Fattah, executed in 1965. Often blurring the lines between abstraction and representation, Fattah’s artwork presents a dilemma between figuration and its negation. In his untitled 1965 sculpture, Fattah depicts limb-like supports for a rectangular core, obscuring any decisive representation. Rendering the inexpressible qualities of human consciousness through sculpture and paint, Ismail Fattah blends form with intangible ideas of human consciousness.
Text von Sarah Rogers und Mandy Merzaban
© Foto: Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation, Fotografie Capital D Studio
Höhepunkte aus der Sammlung der Barjeel Art Foundation. Sharjah Art Museum, VAE, 12. Mai 2018 - 31. Mai 2023. Kuratoren: Salwa Mikdadi, Mandy Merzaban, Karim Sultan.